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Dr Vishwa Vijeth K., Pulmonology Respiratory Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Vishwa Vijeth K.

Pulmonology Respiratory Medicine Specialist

8 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD ( Respiratory Medicine)

You pay 800

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48

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English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

Available at 2:30 AM

Available in 3 days

Dr. Bindu Suresh, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Bindu Suresh

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD

You pay 700

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42

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English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Russian, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

Available at 3:40 AM

Available at 6:00 AM

Dr. Ashish, Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Ashish

Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist

10 YRS Exp.

B.A.M.S, M.D

You pay 500

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30

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Apollo Clinic Hazratganj, Lucknow

Available at 4:00 AM

Dr. Yashaswi R G, Ent Specialist Online
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Dr. Yashaswi R G

Ent Specialist

16 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DLO , Fellow (Rhinology), Fellow (Allergy and Asthma)

You pay 650

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39

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English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic, Electronic City, Bengaluru

Available at 4:45 AM

Available at 4:00 AM

Dr. Akriba Ahmed, Ent Specialist Online
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Dr. Akriba Ahmed

Ent Specialist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DLO

Starts at ₹ 850

Language

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bangla

Location

Apollo Excelcare Hospital, Guwahati

Available on Request

Available at 4:30 AM

Hema Malini, Dermatologist Online
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Hema Malini

Dermatologist

7 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DNB Dermatology

You pay 700

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42

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English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

Available at 4:30 AM

Dr. Ritika Bhatt, Ent Specialist Online
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Dr. Ritika Bhatt

Ent Specialist

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS(ENT)

You pay 700

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42

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English, Hindi

Location

Apollo Clinic, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

Available at 4:30 AM

Available in 2 days

Dr. Varsha C B, Dermatologist Online
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Dr. Varsha C B

Dermatologist

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DDVL

You pay 700

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42

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English, Hindi, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

Available tomorrow

Available tomorrow at 9:55 AM

Dr. Hitesh Billa, Pulmonology Respiratory Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Hitesh Billa

Pulmonology Respiratory Medicine Specialist

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS,DNB(Respiratory Medicine),MNAMS (Respiratory Medicine), FAASC (Allergy and Asthma specialist),FCCS,CCIDC(Infectious Disease),FCPM(Palliative Medicine),FCRS (Respiratory Critical care).

You pay 600

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90

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English, Hindi, Telugu

Location

Apollo Clinic, Manikonda, Manikonda Jagir

Available tomorrow

Available tomorrow at 14:30 PM

Dr. Krishna Ramanathan, Ent Specialist Online
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Dr. Krishna Ramanathan

Ent Specialist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS DNB

You pay 650

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39

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English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil

Location

Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

Available tomorrow

Available tomorrow at 12:45 PM

What is Allergy Treatment and Clinical Immunology?

Allergy treatment and clinical immunology is a medical speciality that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergies and immune system disorders. It involves studying how the immune system reacts to allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, and animal dander. Allergies can lead to symptoms such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and skin rashes. Clinical immunology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of immune system disorders such as autoimmune diseases, primary immunodeficiency disorders, and allergies.

Who is an Allergist and Clinical Immunologist?

An allergist and clinical immunologist is a medical doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating allergies and immune system disorders. These specialists have extensive training in internal medicine or paediatrics, followed by additional training in allergy and clinical immunology. They are experts in identifying the root cause of allergic reactions. Allergists also work on developing personalised treatment plans to manage the symptoms of allergies.

When Should You Consult an Allergy and Clinical Immunology Doctor?

You should consider consulting an allergy and clinical immunology doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent or recurrent sinus infections
  • Frequent colds or infections
  • Persistent cough or wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hives or skin rashes
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Frequent headaches
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or tongue after exposure to an allergen

If you experience frequent or severe allergies, it is important to consult an allergy specialist. Additionally, if you have undergone previous treatments for allergies with little success or if the medications you are taking for your allergy symptoms have undesirable side effects, it's time to see an allergist. Those who suffer from asthma or other chronic respiratory illnesses can also benefit from consulting an allergist.

What Medical Conditions Do Allergy and Clinical Immunology Specialists Treat?

Allergy specialists diagnose and treat various conditions related to allergies such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergies, drug allergies, insect sting allergies, asthma caused by allergens, eczema (atopic dermatitis), sinusitis caused by allergies, anaphylaxis, and immune system disorders such as HIV/AIDS. These specialists also conduct a range of tests to diagnose various disorders, including skin tests, patch tests, blood tests, and pulmonary function tests.

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Allergy and Clinical Immunology Specialists?

Allergy specialists use various procedures to diagnose and treat allergies. Allergy and clinical immunology specialists may perform several diagnostic tests to identify the cause of allergy symptoms. These tests include:

  • Skin prick test: A test in which small amounts of suspected allergens are placed on the skin to check for reactions
  • Blood test: A test to measure the immune system response to specific allergens
  • Pulmonary function test: A test to measure lung function in patients with asthma
  • Challenge test: A test in which the patient is exposed to small amounts of the suspected allergen in a controlled environment
  • Patch tests: Are used to identify any allergic reaction caused by substances that come into contact with the skin, such as fragrances or metals
  • Allergy and clinical immunology specialists may also prescribe treatments such as:
  • Allergy shots (immunotherapy): A treatment that involves injecting small amounts of allergen extracts over time to build immunity
  • Medications: Antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids, and leukotriene modifiers to control allergy symptoms
  • Avoidance strategies: Recommendations to avoid exposure to specific allergens

How Can I Consult an Allergy and Clinical Immunology Specialist?

If you suspect you have allergies or immune system disorders, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with an allergy specialist. You can start by asking your primary care doctor for a referral. Additionally, you can search for the speciality or specialist online on Apollo 24/7. During your first consultation with the specialist, they will go through your medical history, ask about your symptoms, and conduct necessary tests to diagnose any underlying conditions.

Apollo 24/7 has a wide roster of some of the best allergists and clinical immunologists in India. If you or your loved one is facing persistent allergy symptoms, book an online consultation today via the Apollo 24/7 website.

The Role of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Specialists in Healthcare

Allergists play a crucial role in providing relief for individuals suffering from allergies and immune system disorders.

They help identify the root cause of symptoms, develop personalised treatment plans, and educate their patients on ways to avoid allergens. With the rise in allergies and autoimmune disorders in recent years, allergy specialists have become invaluable in healthcare. They work alongside other medical professionals to provide comprehensive care for their patients. By seeking consultation from an allergy specialist early on, patients can receive accurate diagnoses, effective treatment plans, and better quality of life.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for an allergy skin test?

You should stop taking antihistamines for a few days before the test to ensure accurate results. Consult with your allergist and clinical immunologist about any other medications or supplements you're taking before the test.

There isn't a guaranteed way to prevent allergies from developing, but avoiding triggers as much as possible can help reduce the risk of developing them.

During your first visit, your allergist will take a detailed medical history, including any symptoms you're experiencing, past treatments you've tried, and your family history of allergies.

An allergy diagnosis is based on a combination of your symptoms, medical history, physical examination, and allergy tests such as skin tests or blood tests.

Antihistamines, decongestants, nasal corticosteroids, and immunotherapy (allergy shots) are some common treatments recommended by allergy specialists.

Immunotherapy involves gradually increasing amounts of allergens in a patient over time. This helps the body build up immunity to the allergen and reduce symptoms over time.

While there is no cure for allergies, an allergy specialist can help you manage your symptoms through medications, avoidance strategies, and other treatments.

Allergists and clinical immunologists can help manage asthma by prescribing medications such as inhalers, identifying triggers that cause asthma attacks, and developing an asthma action plan.

Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, and a sudden drop in blood pressure are some warning signs that require immediate medical attention.

Yes, people of all ages can consult an allergist and clinical immunology specialist for diagnosis and treatment of allergies and immune system disorders.